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From the Winter 2015 issue of Knowing & Doing:  

Is Bigger Better? C.S Lewis, Atheism, and the Argument from Size

by Paul M. Gould Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics
at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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  1 Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (New York: Ballantine, 1994), 7.
  2 Victor Stenger, “Faith in Anything Is Unreasonable,” in Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric, ed. Corey Miller and Paul Gould (New York: Routledge, 2014), 66–67.
  3 “10 Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson,” Time video, posted June 27, 2008,
  4 Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not a Christian (New York: Touchstone, 1957), 107.
  5 C.S. Lewis, Miracles (1947; reprt., New York: Touchstone, 1975), 72.
  6 Ibid., 73.
  7 Ibid., 70.
  8 Peter Berger, A Rumor of Angels: Modern Society and the Rediscovery of the Supernatural (New York: Doubleday, Anchor Books, 1970), 61–94.
  9 Ibid., 71.
 10 C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (1952: reprt., San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2001), 136–37.
 11 Berger, Rumor of Angels, 86.
  12 Ibid., 87.

Paul M. Gould is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. He is the author of The Outrageous Idea of the Missional Professor and editor or co-editor of several books, including Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects and Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland. Paul blogs at


Recommended Reading:
Alister E. McGrath, Surprised by Meaning: Science, Faith, and How We Make Sense of Things (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011)

In thirteen short, accessible chapters, McGrath leads the reader through a nontechnical discussion of science and faith. How do we make sense of the world around us? Are belief in science and the Christian faith compatible? Does the structure of the universe point toward the existence of God?

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